Also, find out more about the recent ICF Michigan fall forum, "GROW YOUR COACHING BUSINESS: MAKING IT HAPPEN" via the photos on the FORUM website HERE. The day-long Forum took place on October 17th, 2013 at Okemos, Michigan (near Lansing.)
June 2013 Coach Café, Ann Arbor Pictured left to right: Vicki, Darren, Glenda, Deborah, Nadine, Heidi, Debbie, Deborah Nystrom (Coach Café Ann Arbor contact person) and Bruce
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Coach Café Ann Arbor
We're a group of professional coaches that meets monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Thanks to ALL who participated in our community coaching demonstrations during International Coaching Week, May 20-26, 2013. Photos are here.
ALSO, if YOU are a COACH, there is the World Business and Executive Coach Summit 2013, co-sponsored by the International Coaching Federation and several other well known coaching organizations happening in June.
Coach Café Ann Arbor participated in International Coaching Week
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During thisextended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do.
Our local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, offered Career, Leadership, Life and Writing Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge to demonstrate what coaching is all about.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Of all clients who have engaged a coach,
99% report satisfaction with the coaching experience,
70% report improved work performance,
80% report increased self confidence,
68%individuals report financial return on investment,
80% companies report financial return on investment.
At our February March 2013 Coach Café meeting at MoonWinks
Deb Nystrom, Glenda Haskell, Heidi Weiss, Geri Markel, Deborah Campbell, Diana Wong
The International Coach Federation states that there are many reasons that an individual or a team might choose to work with a coach:
There is something at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity), and it is urgent, compelling or exciting or all of the above;
There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources;
There is a desire to accelerate results;
There is a lack of clarity, and there are choices to be made;
Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience • fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, • enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, • enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and • increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.